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Where with enlighten'd jnice mercy mix'd. 60 The voice of pleading Nature was not heard,
Hee'en, into his tender lystem, took

And in their hearts the fathers throbb'd no more ; Whatever shares the brotherhood of life.

Stern to themselves, but gentle to the whole. He taught that life's indiffoluble fiame,

Hence, sweeten'd pain, the luxury of toil ; 125 Froni brute to man, and man to brute again, Patience that balicd Fortune's utmost rage ; For ever shifting, runs th' eternal round; 65 High minded Hope, which at the lowelt ebb, Thence try'd against the blood-pol uted meal, When Brennus conquer'd, and when Cannæ bled, And limbs yet quivering with some kindred soul, The bravest impulse felt, and (corn'd defpair, To turn the human heart. Delightíul truth!

Hence Moderation a new conquelt gain'd 130 Had he behell the living chain ascend,

As on the vanquish'd, like descending Heaven, And not a circling form, but rifing whole. 70 | Their dewy mercy dropp'd, their bounty beam'd, Amid these small Republics one arose,

And by the labouring hand were crowns bestow'd. On yellow Tiber's bank, almighty Rome! Fruitful of men, hence hard laborious life, Fated for Me A nobler fpirit warni'd

Which no fatigue can quell, no season pierce : Her sons ; and, rous'd by tyrants, nobler fill Hence Independence, with his little plcasid, It burn’d in Brutus ; the proud Tarquins chas'd, Serene, aad self-fufficient, like a god, With all their crimes ; bade radiant eras rise, In whom Corruption could not lodge one charm, And the long honours of the Consul line.

While he his honest roots to gold preserr'd; Here from the fairer, not the greater, plan

While truly rich, and by his Sabine ficld 140 Of Greece I vary'd, whose unmixing states,

The man maintain'd, the Roman's fplendor all By the keen foul of Emulation pierc'd, 80

Was in the public wealth and glory plac'd; Long wag'd alone the bloodless war of Arts,

Or seally, a rough (wain, to guide the plongh, And their best empire gain'd ; but ta diffuse

Or clsc, the purple o'er his shoulder thrown, O'er men an empire was My purpose now;

in long majestic flow, to rule the state,


With Wilcon's purest eye , or clad in steel, 'To let My nrartial Majesty abroad; Into the vortex of One State to draw

lo drive the steady battle on the foe. The whole mix'] force and libcrty on earth ;

Hence every pailion, c'en the proudest, Roop'd

To common-good: Camillus! chy revenge; To conquer tyrants, and set nations free.

Thy glory, Fabius ! All fubmiffive, hence

150 Already have I given, with flying touch,

Confuls, Dictators, ftill resign’d their rule,
A broken view of this My amplest reign :

The very moment that the laws ordain'd.
Now while its firit, laft, periods you furvey, 90 Tho' conquest o'er them clapp'd her eagle-wings,
Mark how it lab'ring rose, and

Her laurcis wreach'd, and yok'd her snowy steeds
Wlien Rome in noon-tide empire grafp'd the To the triumphal car, soon as expir'd

155 world,

The latest hour of sway, taught to submit, And, foon as her refiltless legions ihone,

(A harder lesun that than to command,) The nations floop'd around ; thu'theo appear's

Huito the private Ronan Tunk the chief.
Her grandeur mort, yet in her dawn of power, If Rome was serv'd, and glorious, careiess they
By many a jealous equal people press’d,

By whom : their country's fame they deem'd their
Then was the toil, the nighty itruggle then ;

16G Then for each Roman I an hero told,

And, above envy, in the rivals train, And evey passing fun and Latian scene

Sung the loud los by themselves deserv'd: Saw patriot virtues then, and awful deeds,

Hence matchless courage: on Cremera's bank That or surpass che faith of modern times,

Hence fell the Fabii : hence the Decii dy'd; Or, if believ'd, with facred horror strikc.

And Curtius plung'd into the flaming gulf: 165 For then, to prove My most exalced power,

Hence Regulus the wavering Fathers firm'd, I to the point of full perfection push'd,

3y dreadful counsel never given before ; To fondness and enthuliastic zeal,

105 For Roman honour su'd, and his own doom; The great, the reigning passion of the Free !

Honce he sustain'd to dare a dcath prepar'd That godlike pallion ! which the bounds of Self

By Punic rage: on carth his manly look,

170 Divinely bursting, the whole public takes

Relentless fix'd, he from a las embrace, into the heart, enlarg'd, and burning high

By chains polluted, put his wife aside, With the inix d ardour o unnunber'd selves ;

His liccle children climbing for a kiss; Of all who safe beneath the voted laws

Then dumb thro' rows of weeping wondering Of the same parent itate, fraternal, live,

friends, From this kind sun of moral Nature flow'd

A new illustrious exile ! press'd along. Virtues that hine the light of human kind,

Nor less impatient did he pierce the crowds And, ray'd thro' story, warm remotest time.

Opposing his return, than if cscaped These virtues, too, reflected to their source,

From long litigious suits he glad forfooi Increas'd its flame. The social charm went The noily town a while, and city cloud, round,

1o breathe Venafrian or Tarentine air. 180 The fair idea, more attractive ftill,

Need I these high particulars recount? As more by virile mark'd, till Romans, all

The meanest bosom felt a thirst for fame : One band öfiriends unconquerable grew.

Flight their worf death, and lbanie their only Hence, when chcir country rais'd her plain

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Life had no charms, nor any tetrors fate,

Lart that heneath the burning zone behold ; When Rome and Glory call'd. But, in one view, See where it runs, from the deep loaded plains Mark the rare boast of uncqual'd times. 136 | Of Mauritania to the Libyasands, Ages reyolu'd unfully'd by a crime ;

Where Ammon life's amid the corrid watte Altrea reign'd, and scarcely nceded laws

A verdant ille, kith thade and fonntain freth, 250 To hind a race clated with the pride

And farther to the full Egyptian fhore, Of virtue, and disdaining to desccnd 190 To where the Nile froni Ethiopian ciouds, To mcanners, mutual violence, and wrongs. His never-drain'u ethereal urn, descends. While war around them rag'd, in happy Rome In this val space what various congues and states! All peaceful smil'd, ail save the passing clouds What bounding rocks, and mountains, floods, and That often hang on freedomi's jealous brow,

seas ! And fair unblimish'd centuries ciaps'd, 195 What purple tyrants quell'd, and nations freed! Whea nut a fioman bled but in the field.

O'er Greece descended chief, with stealth dia Their virtue such that an unbalanc'd Itate,

vine, Still between Noble and Plebeian tofs'd,

„The Roman bounty in a flood of clay, As flow's the wave of fluctuating power,

As at her lithmian gonics, a faditig pomp! Was thence kept firn, and with triumphant prow Her full alfombled youth innumerous fwarm'd. Rode out the storm. Oft'tho'the native feuds, On a tribunal rais'd Flaminius fate;

361 That from the first their constitutio. thook, A victor he, from the deep phalanx pierc'di (A latent tuin, growing as it grew,)

Of Iron-cored Macedon, and back Stood on the treat'ning poin: of Civil war The Grecian tyrant to his bounds repell’d. Ready to rulh, yet could the lenicut voice 205 In the high thoughtleis gaiety of game, 265 Of in ildoni, fnothing the tumultuvus foul, While (port alone their unanbicious hearts Those fons of Virtue calm. Their generous hearts, Poflets'd, the sudden trumpet, founding hoarse, Lapctrify'd by Sell, so naked lay,

Bade silence o'er the brighi asienibly reign. did sensible to truth, that o'cr the rage

Then thus a herald. To the states of Greece Of giddy faction, by Oppression (welid, 210 " 'i hr Roman pcoplc, uncontin'd, restore

270 Prevail d a fiinple fable, and at once

“ Their countries, cities, liberries, and laws; To peace recover'u the divided flate.

“ Taxes refirit, and garrisons withdraw.” But if their often-cheated hopes refus'd

The crowd, allonih'd half, and half inform'd, The soothing touch, fill in the love of Rome Star'd dubious round; fome quellion'd, fume * The dread Dictator found a sure resource.


exc aim'a, Was she assaulted ? was her glory Sain'd? (Like one who, streaming, Between hope and scar One cum non quarrei wide-infam'd the whole. Is lost in anxious joy, Be that again, 276 Foes in the Forum in the field were friends, Be that again i roclaim', diftinct, and loud. • By focial danger bound ; cach fond for cach, Loud and diline it was again proclaim'd; * And for their deareit country all, to dic. 220 And Aill as midnight in the rural trade,

Thus up the hill of I.mpire flow they toild, When the gale numbers, they the words devour'd. Till, the bold sunimit gain'd, the' Thousand A while severe amazement held them mute; States

Then, bụrfting broad, the boundless Mout to hea. Of proud Italia blended into one:

ven Then o'er the nations they refilless ruthid, From many a thousand hearts ecstatic sprung. And touch'd the limits of the failing world. 295 On every hand rebellow'd to their joy Let lancy's cye the distant lities unite,

The swelling sea, the rocks, and vocal hills: 285 See that which borders wild the western main, Thro' all her turrets lately Curinih mouk, Where fornis ac large relound, and tides immense; And. from the void above of flatter'd air, From Caledonia's dim cerulcan coait,

The flicting bird fell breathless to she ground. And moist Hibernia, to where Atlas, lodg'd, What pierii g blila! how keen a fense of fame amid the restless clouds and leaning heaven, 231 Did then, Flaminius! reach thy ilmoit soul! Hurgs o'er the deep that borrows thence its nanie. cand with what deep-fede glory iis chou then Mark that oppos'd, where firt the springing Escape the fondnels of transported Greece! Morn

Mix'd in a tempest ut luperior joy, Her roles Meds, and thales around her dews ; hej left che sporrs; hke Bacchanals they few, From the dire deserts by the Caspian lav’d, . 235 Each other {training in a frict einbiace, 295 To where the ligris and Euphrates join'd, Nor strain'd a slave ; and loud acclaims till night Ini petuous tras the Babylonian plain,

"ound the Proconful's tert repeated 'rug., and bleit rabia aromatic breathes.

Then, crowu'd with garlands, came the festive : See thac dividing far the watery North,

hours: Parent of fioos! from the majestic Rhine, 240 And niufic, sparkling wine and converse wurm, Drunk hy Baitavian mcads, to whore, feven Their raptures wak danew." Ye Gods !" they mouthid,

300 In Luxite wave the flashing Danube roars: 6 Ye guardian Gods of Greece ! And are we 70 where the frozen Tunais scarcely (tirs

free? The dea! Mcotic pcol, or the long Rha

« Was it not madness deem'd the very thought? In the black scythian Ica luis torrete chrowe, 245

"And is it crue? How did we purchase chains Vol. VII.




" At what a dire expence of kindred blood ? Still stronger shoot beneath the rigid sxe)
" And are they now diffolv'd ? aud fcarce one By !uis, by flaughter, from the feel itfcif 365

E'en !orce and spirit druw, mit with the calm,
6. For the fair first of blessings have we paid ? The dead serene of prosperous fortune, pin'd.
Courage and conduct in the doubtful field, Nought now her weighty legions could opposc.
" When rages wide the storm o mingling war, Hor terror once on Afric's tawny fore,
“ Are rare indeed; but how to generous ends Now smoak'd in dust, a stabling row for wolves;
“ To turn fuccess and conquert, sarer still; 310 And every dreaded power receiv'd the yoke.
" That the great Gods and Romans oply know. Besides, destructive, from the conquer'd Ealt,
Lives there on earth, almost to Greece un- In the soft plunder came that work of plagues,

That peltilence of mind, a fever'd thislt " A people so magnaniinous, to quit .

For the false joys which Luxury prepares; Their native foil, traverse the stormy deep, Unworthy joys! that wastesui leave behind " And by their blood and treasure, spent for us, No mark of honour, in reflecting hour, " Redeem nur states, our liberties, and laws! No secret ray to glad the conscious saul; “ There does ! there does! oh! Saviour Titus! At once involving in one ruin wealth Rome!”

And wealth acquiring powers; while Aupid Sell, Thus thro' the happy night they. pour'd their Of narrow gust and heberating senst, fouls,

Devour the nobler faculties of bliss.
And in My last-reflected beams rejoic d.

Hence Roman virtue flacken'd into lloth,
As when the shepherd, on the mountain brow, Security relax'd the softuing late,
Sits piping to his flocks and gamefonie kids, And the broad eye of Goverment lay clos'd.
Mean time the sun, beneath the green earth sunk, No more the laws inviolable reign-d,
Slants upward o'er the scene a parting gleam, And public weal no more; but party rag'd;
Short is the glory that the mountain gilda, And par.ial power, and license uprestrain'd,
Plays on the glittering flocks, and glads the Let Discord thro' the deathful City loose..
325 Tirit, mild Tiberius! on thy sacred head

39 To western worlds irrevocably roll'd

The Fury's vengeance fell; the first whofe blood Rapid, the fource of liglit recalls his ray. Had fince the Consuls llain's contending Rome;

Here, interposing, 1,~" Oh, Queen of Men! Of precedent pernicious ! With thee bed * Beneath whose fceptre in essential rights

Three hundred Romans; with thy brother, next, “ Equal they live tho' plac’d, for common good, Three thousand more; cilt into battles turn d 395 Various, or in fubjeétion or command, 331

Debates of peace, and forc'd the trembling laws. * And that by common choice ; alas! the scene, The Forum and Comitia horrid grew, “ With virtue, freedom, and with glory bright,

A scene of barter'd power or recking gore; “ Streams into blood, and darkens into woe."

When, half-afhan'd, Corruption's thievih arts,
Thus she pursu d.-Near this great æra, Rome

And ruffian Force, began to Tap the mounds 400
Began to feel the swift approach of fate, 336 Aud majesty of laws; if not in time
That now her vitals gain'0 ; ftill more and more Repressd fevere, for human aid too strong,
Her deep divisions kindling into rage,

The torrent turns, and overbears che whole.
And war with chains and desolation charg'd. Thus luxury, disenlo, a mix'd rage
From an unequal balance of her sons 340 Of boundless pleasure and of boundiefs wealth,
7 kuse fierce contentions (prung, and, as incrcas'd want wishisg change, and walte repairing war,
This Sated incquality, more fierce

Rapine for ever loft to peaceful coil,
They flam'd to tumule. Independence faild, Guilt unaton'd, profuse of blood Revenge,
Fora by luxurious wants, by real there ;

Corruption all avow'd, and lawless Force,
And with this virtue every virtue funk, 345 Each heightning each, alrernate shook the flate.
As with the fliding rock the pile fustain'de Mcany time Ambition, at the dazzling head
A laf attempt, tvo late, the Gracchi made, Of hardy legions, with the laurels heap'd
To for the flying scale, and poise the state. And fpoil of nations, in one cir ling blast
On cze fide (welld aristocratic pride,

Combin'd in various storm, and from its bafe
With Jsury, the villain whose fell gripe 350 The broad Republic tore. By Virtue built, 415

ends by degrees to baseness the free foul ; It touch'd the tries, and spread o'er fhclter'd earth And Luxury rapacious, cruel, nuean,

In ample rool ; by Virtue, too, suitain'd, Mother of vice! while on the other crept And balanc'd teady, every tempest sung A por alace in want, with pleasure fir’d, Innexious by, or bade it firmer fand: it for proscriptions, for the darkest deeds, 355 But when, with fuclden and enormous change, As the proud feeder bade, inconftant, blind; The first of mankind funk into the latt, Deserting friends at need, and dup'd by focs; As once in virtue, lo in vice extreme, Loud and seditious, when a chiet infpirid This universal fabric yielded loose, Iheir headlong fury; but of him depriv'd, Before Ambition still; and thundering down, Already Naves that lick'd the scourging hand At lalt, beneath its ruins crush'd a world. 425

This firm Republic, that against the blast 361 A conquering people, to themselves a prey, Of Opposition rose, that (like an oak,

Muft ever fall, when their victcrious troopa, Nurs'ü cn ferocious Algidum, whole boughs la blood and rapioc lavage grown, can find

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No land to fack and pillage but their own. Th'imperial monsters all-A race on earth

490 By brutal Marius and keen Syilla first

Vindi&ive sent the scourge of human kind!

430 Effus'd the deluge dire of civil blood,

Whofe blind profufion drain’d a bankrupt world, Unceasing woes hegan, and this or that

Whose luft to forming Nature seems disgrace, (Deep drenching their revenge) nor virine spar’d, Of anciene blood that yet retain'd my fiame, 495

And whose infernal


every drop
Nor sex, nor age, nor quality, nor name ;
Till Rome into an human fhanables turn'd, 435

To that of Pætus in the peaceful bath, Made deserts lovely -Oh! too well earu'd chains !

O'er Rome's'affrighted streets inglorious flow. Devoted race lno true Roman then,

But almofe just the nieanly-patient death No Scævola, there was, to rai!e for Me

That waits a tyrant's unprevented stroke. A vengeful hand; was there no father, robb'd

Titus, indeed, gave one short evening gleam ; Of blooming youth to prap his wither'd age ?

More cordial selt, as in the midst it spread No son a witness to his houry fire

Of storm and horror the delight of men ! In dust and gore defild ? No tiend, forlorn ?

He who the day, when his o'erflowing hand No wretch that doubciul trenibled for himself ?

Had made no happy heart, concluded lost; None brave, or wild, to pierce a monter's heart, Trajan and he, with the mild sire and Son, sos Who, heaping horror round, no more descrv'd.

His son of virtuc! eas'd a while mankind, The sacred Melter of the laws he spurn'd?

And Arts reviv'd beneath their gentle beam. No : sad o'er all profound D:jection fate,

Then was their last effort; what Sculpture rais'd And nerveless Fear. The flave's asylum theirs ;

To Trajan's glory, following triumphs stole, Or flight, ill-judging, that the timid back

And mixt with Gothic forms, (the chiffel's

Turns weak to flaughter, or partaken guilt. 450
In vain from Sylla's vanity I drew,

On that triumphal arch, the forms of Greece. An untxampled deed. The power resign'd, Mean time oʻer" rocky Thrace, and the deep And all unhop'd the Commonwealth relor'd,

vales Amaz'd the public, and cffac'd his crimes. Of gelid Hæmus, I pursu'd my flight, Thro' streets yet streaming from his murderous And, piercing farthest Scythia, westward swept hand

455 | Sarmatia, travers'd by a thousand streams : 515 Unarm'd he stray'd, nnguarded, unafrail'd, A sullen land of lakes, and fens immense, And on the bed of peace his aihes laid;

Of rocks, resounding torrents, gloomy hearhs, A grace which I to his dismillion gave.

And cruel deserts, black with founding pine, But with hini died not th’despotic soul :

Where Nature frowns; tho’sometimes into smiles Ambition saw that stooping Rome could bear She softens, and immediate, at the touch 520 A Matter, nor had virtue to be free.

461 of fouthern gales, throws from the sudden globe Hence for succeeding years My troubled reign, Luxuriant pasture and a waste of powers. No certain peace, no spreading prospect, knew. But, cold comprest, when the whole loaded hợa. Destruction gathered round. Still thic black foul Or oft a Cataline or Rullus (well'd

465 Defends in fnow, loft in one white abrupt With fell designs, and all the watch'ul art Lies undistinguish's earth; and, feiz'd by frost, of Cicero demanded, all the force,

Lakes, headlong streams, and foods, and oceans, All the state-wielding magic of his congue,


526 And all the thunder of My Cato's zcal.

Yet there life glows ; the furry millions there With these 1 linger'd, till the flame anew 470 Deep-dig their dens beneath the sheltering (nows; Burst out in blaze immense, and wrapt the And there a race of men prolific fwarms, world,

To various pain, to little pleasure, usd ; 530 The shamefal contest sprung to whom man': ind 09 whom, keen parching, beat Riphæan winds, Should yield the neck ; to Pompey, who con- Hard like their foil, and like their climate fierce, ceal'd

The nursery of nations - These I rous'd, A rage impatient of an equal name ;

Drove land on land, on people people pour’d, Or to the nobler Cæsar, on whose brow 475 Till from almost perpetual night they broke, 535 O'er daring Vice dcluding Virtue snilld,

As il in search of day, and oʻer the banks And who no lets a vain superior secni'd.

Of yielding Empire, unly live-Sustain'd, Both bled, but bled in vain, New traitors rose. Refistlefs rag'd, in vengeance urg'd by Me. The venal will be bought, the base have lords. To these vile wars I lele ambitious flaves

480 Long in the barbarous heart the bury'd seeds, And from Phillppi’s field, from where in dust Of Freelom lay for many a wintry age, $40 The last of Romans, matchless Brutus ! lay, And iho' My fpirit work'd by flow degrees, Spread to the North, untam'd, a rapid wing. Nought but its pride and fierceness yet appeard :

What tho' the firft smooth Cæsars arts caressia, Then was the night of time that parted worlds, Merit and Virtue, simulating Me?

As when the tribes I quitted earth the while.

485 Severely tender ! cruelly hunane !

Acrial, warn'd of rifing winter, ride 545 The chain to clench, and make it softer fit

Autumnal winds, to warmer climates borne ; On the new broken still ferocious state,

So Arts, and each good Genius in My train, Fiom the dark Third, succeeding, I beheld

I cut the closing gloom, and foar'd to heaven.



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In the bright regions there of purest day, cludes with an abstract of the English history, Far other scenes and palaces arise,

550 making the several advances of Liberty, down to A dorn'd profuse with other arts divine.

her complete establishment at the Revolution. All beauty here below, to them compar'd, Would, like a rose before the mid-day fun,

TRUCK with the rifing scene, thus I, aSbrink un its btcftum; like a bubble break

mazed :
The pailing poor magnificence of kings : 555 " Ah! Goddess, what a change! Is carth the
For there the King of Nature, in full blaze,

Calls every splendour forth ; and there his court " Of the fame kind the ruthless race she feeds ?
Amid ethereal powers and virtues holds ; “ And does the fame fair fun and asher (pread
Angel. archangel, turelary gods,

* Round this vile spot their all-cnlivening foui? S
Of cities, nations, en pires, and of worlds. 560 "Lo! Beauty fails; lor in unlovely forms
But sacred be the veil that kindly clouds “Of little ponip, Magnificence no more
A light too keen for mortals, wraps a view « L'xalis the niind, and bids the Public smile;
Too softening fair, for thate that here in dust " While co rapacious interest Glory leaves
Must chcarsul toil out their appointed years. * Mankind, and every grace of life is gone." Ia
A sense of higher life would only danıp 365
The schoolboy's talk, and spoil his playful hours ; To this the power whose vital radiance calls
Nor could che chin of Realon, feeble Nian!

From the brute mass of man an ordered world :
With vigour thro' this infant being drudge, “ Wait till the morning shines, and from the
Did brighier workils, their unimagin'd bliss

depth Disclosing, dazzie and diffolve his mind.

570 Of Gothic Jarkness springs another day.

" True, Genius drvops; the tender ancie''t taste.
« Of Beauty, then freshs-blooming in her prime,

. But faintly trombles thro' the callous fuul,

“ And Grandeur, or of morals or of life,
" Sinksinio lafe pursuits and creeping caras.
“E'en cautious Virtue lccns to floop her flight,
“And aged Life to deem the generous deeds 20%

& Of youth romantic, yet in cooler thought

" Well-rcafon'd, in researches piercing deep

« Thro' Nature's works, in profitable arts, PART IV.

" And all that calm Experivuce can disclose, 25

" Slow guide, but sure: bchold the worid anew THE CONTENTS,

* Exalced risc, with other honours crown'd;

" and, where My spirit wakes the fincr powers, Difference between the Ancients and Moderno Athenian laurels fill afresh faall bloom," Nightly touched upon, to ver 20. Description of the dark ages. The Goddess of Liberty, who, Oblivious ages pass'd, while Earth, forfook 30 during these is supposed to have left the earth, re- By her beft Genji, lay to Dorrons soul, turus at:ended with Arts and Sciences, to v. 100. And unchain’d Furies, an abandon d prey. She firti descends on Italy. Sculpture, Painting, Contention led the van; first small of lize, and Architectura, fix at Rome, to revive their , But, soou dilating, to the skies die towers : Several sts by their great models of Antiquity Then wide as air the livid sury spread

there, which many barbarous invafions had not And, high her head above the stormy clouds,
heen able to destroy. The revival of these Ares' she blaz'd in omens, swelld the groaning winds
marked out. Thai sonetimes Arts may flourish With wild surm.ises, bactlings, sounds of war:
for a while under despotic governments, though From land to land the maddning trumpet blew,
never the natural and genuine produd ion of Ard pour'd her venom thro'tive heart of nian. 40
them, to vür. 284. Learning begins to dawn. Shook 10 the Pole, the North chey'd her call.
The Nuie and Science attend Liberty, who, in Forth rusli d the bloody Power of Gothic war,
her progress towards Great Britain, raises several | War against human-kiud; Rapipe that led
free states and cities. These enumerated 10 ver. Millions of raging robters in luis train;
381. Author's exclamation of joy, upon seeing Unlistening, barbarous Force, to whom the sword
the Britis fcas and coafç rise in the Vision, which is reason, honour, law; the Foe of drts
painted whatever ine Gudess of Liberty said, By monsters follow'd, hideous to behold,
She resumes her narration. The Genius of the That claim'd their plaçc Outrageous mix'd with
Deep appears, and, addrefing Liberty, asociates these
Great Britain into his dominicu, to ver. 451.-- Another species of tyrannic rulc,
Liberty received and congratulated by Britannia Unknown before, whose cancrous shackles seiz'd.
and the native Genii or Virtues of the island Thenvenom'ä loui ; a wilder Fury, she 50

These described animated by the presence of Li. E'en o'cr her elder sister tyranniz'd ;
herty, they begin their operations. Their bene- Or if, perchance, agreed, infam'd her rage.
ficent influence contrasted with the works and der Dire was her train), and loud : the Sable Band
lusions of opposing domons, tu ver. 626. Con-! Thundering—" Subipit, ye Laity! ye Prufane!

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